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2014-04-18 08:20:38

AKRON, Ohio, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on criteria, including how the name reflects the history of airships, the majesty of lighter-than-air flight and Goodyear's track record of delivering superior performance and innovation....

Bigger, Faster Blimp Airship Unveiled By Goodyear
2014-03-17 11:04:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Goodyear Blimp has long been associated with major sporting events across North America and the iconic dirigible is now being replaced by a bigger, faster model, according to the tire maker. Unveiled on Friday at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield, Ohio, the new airship is scheduled to conduct test flights over northeast Ohio in the coming weeks. At the unveiling, the company also announced an online contest to name the...

2014-03-14 12:21:25

Goodyear Reveals Larger, Faster Airship; Launches Nationwide Contest to Choose its Name AKRON, Ohio, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company's legacy as the world's leading builder and operator of airships. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2013-11-07 12:22:31

-- Pair of blimps will cover Virginia Tech at Miami college football matchup AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, two Goodyear blimps will simultaneously provide live aerial television coverage of a sporting event as they circle overhead Miami's SunLife stadium for ESPN's coverage, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, of the November 9 NCAA football matchup between Virginia Tech and Miami. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO) The "Spirit of...

2013-10-08 08:20:53

-- 'Spirit of Goodyear' retiring to the Sunshine State AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many Ohioans, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) Akron-based blimp, the Spirit of Goodyear, has become a "Snow Bird" and is leaving northeast Ohio's snow and cold for a retirement in the sunshine and warmth of Florida. The blimp, which has been based at the company's Wingfoot Lake Hangar since its christening 13 years ago, will join The Spirit of Innovation...

2013-07-12 12:20:36

Construction project for faster, larger airship moves ahead with installation of envelope over rigid internal framework AKRON, Ohio, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT), the best-known tire company in North America, is hard at work on the construction of its newest airship. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130712/CL46540 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) This week marks an important milestone in the company's plans to replace...

2013-05-06 08:20:19

Czech Animator re-created the largest airship of all time PRAGUE, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Michal Bárta is head of virtual reality projects at the Magic Seven (M7) agency. Magic Seven is a Czech part of the ICOM+IN international network. The Hindenburg project is Michal´s private initiative under the 3DA brand. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130506/CG07744) Michal is a huge enthusiast of science and technology, and has been familiar with...

2013-03-22 12:20:37

Iconic airships will become larger, faster, more maneuverable AKRON, Ohio, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT) announced today that it has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its fleet of world famous blimps. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) The new Zeppelin LZ N07-101 airship, manufactured by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, will be assembled at Goodyear's...

2011-05-03 05:00:00

AKRON, Ohio, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodyear (NYSE: GT) and blimps. Two things that go together like America and apple pie. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) And that long-standing tradition continues thanks to a new agreement with German zeppelin manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik - to supply The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with airships well into the next decade. "The Goodyear blimp is one of the most recognizable brand icons in the...